Based on internal rumors and recent hints from the VP of Flight Operations, Delta could announce an aircraft order in the coming days for around 7 A350s and 27-30 used 737s. If DL has the cash on hand and the price is right, why not. As they say on wall street, buy when there's blood in the streets.Jump to post
From a quick look at the financials in the annual report the net result is overwhelmingly an operating loss, not due to asset write-downs of aircraft, parts, etc. It looks like only about $128 million (AED 500 million) was from an aircraft impairment charge. So, if they're going to have a significa...Jump to post
How many A350 operators have stripped and repainted their aircraft yet? When news of the issue first broke at the end of last year it was said that this was first A350 that had undergone this process. I agree that AAB is using this to help get wanted deferments, but the fact that QR encountered thi...Jump to post
I find it interesting that no other A350 operators are making the same claims as AAB. This reminds me of the EK situation and STC'S comments regarding the 777X. How many A350 operators have stripped and repainted their aircraft yet? When news of the issue first broke at the end of last year it was ...Jump to post
I find it interesting that no other A350 operators are making the same claims as AAB. This reminds me of the EK situation and STC'S comments regarding the 777X. None of us know what is truly going on, but a common denominator with AAB and STC is that they are both in the process of accepting a large...Jump to post
Aer Lingus hasn’t rejoined Oneworld. They’re now a part of the transatlantic joint venture with AA and other Oneworld European airlines. However, AA and Aer Lingus haven’t established a codeshare yet. According to DOT the application for Aer Lingus to rejoin Oneworld was approved last December (see...Jump to post
One thing I think folks are failing to see is that Aer Lingus rejoined OneWorld. As a consequence, the AA Miami hub is now a connection point for Irish travelers to pretty much anywhere in the Caribbean or South America. I think this route has the chance to truly be successful if given enough time....Jump to post
One thing I think folks are failing to see is that Aer Lingus rejoined OneWorld. As a consequence, the AA Miami hub is now a connection point for Irish travelers to pretty much anywhere in the Caribbean or South America. I think this route has the chance to truly be successful if given enough time.Jump to post
I have been fairly critical of WN and their stodgy management style. I guess the pandemic really shook things up because they have started to make some aggressive moves to build up market share and for the most part I think they are doing thing correctly.
Kudos to both WN and Boeing.
I think Breeze has a dual strategy in regard to the cities they initially picked to serve. Most of the cities are high growth or underserved. Cities that grew 10% or more from 2010 to 2020 are high growth. Those would include CHS, RIC, TPA, HSV, or SAT. AUS has been one of the fastest growth cities ...Jump to post
Much like STC at EK. This is standard business practice for these guys. You can almost feel the collective eye roll in Toulouse. At least STC is complaining about aircraft delays and Boeing is at fault there. AAB is complaining without giving any details as to what issue he has with Airbus Sure. :D...Jump to post
Much like STC at EK. This is standard business practice for these guys. You can almost feel the collective eye roll in Toulouse.Jump to post
Qatar Airways CEO: “the A380 was our biggest mistake” https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/qatar-airways-ceo-the-a380-was-our-biggest-mistake AAB cites the "the rising fuel price" as one strike against the A380 but once again trots out his newly discovered green credentials, saying &qu...Jump to post
No, they could both be absolutely correct. Boeing can be updating the launch customers on a regular basis, while Emirates may not have received data that they want. The two are not mutually exclusive. :wink2: Fair point. But there definitely is a disconnect between public statements made by both Bo...Jump to post
Somebody appears to be misrepresenting the facts. I wonder who....... No, they could both be absolutely correct. Boeing can be updating the launch customers on a regular basis, while Emirates may not have received data that they want. The two are not mutually exclusive. :wink2: Fair point. But ther...Jump to post
https://simpleflying.com/qatar-airways-777x-delivery/ There it is in writing “I don’t think Boeing is going to delay this aeroplane beyond 2022 I think next year they will start delivering those aeroplanes and Qatar Airways will take deliveries of its aeroplanes when it is ready to be delivered.” T...Jump to post
So the question becomes is Boeing withholding information from EK and other customers, and if so, why? Those inclined to dislike Boeing immediately jump to the conclusion the 779 is not hitting its performance guarantees. I find this unlikely as the majority of the assumed fuel savings will be GE9X ...Jump to post
Who knows STC's agenda? He and AAB posture in the press frequently. Airbus and Boeing have both been in the crosshairs.in the past. This is familiar territory. The phrase contractual responsibilities can mean many things. But I think to assume the 779 is not meeting performance guarantees is unlikel...Jump to post
The rumor has always been the GTF has slightly better fuel burn than the LEAP. But honestly, I do not know. As Revelation said, Airbus, some lessors, and maybe a handful of airlines know. But it is an interesting question.Jump to post
There are more A321neo with GTF than LEAP, the advantage of the LEAP is on the A320neo. I found an article by Air insight that states exactly that. LEAP appears to have lower operating costs on the A320Neo primary because of maintenance costs even though PW GTF has slightly better fuel burn. Air In...Jump to post
Glad PW worked out the reliability issues. The potential of GTF technology is impressive. While there is some work to go (see above posts of mine), dispatch reliability is expensive when bad. That requires more spare aircraft, compensation, and planning reduced schedules. While the last probably wa...Jump to post
Glad PW worked out the reliability issues. The potential of GTF technology is impressive.Jump to post
With the lack of data from the probe, the aircraft didn’t change its attitude or thrust, it reverted to flight path which if the pilots had done nothing it would have exited the severe icing conditions safely, and would have recovered the air data back to normal. This meets the design requirements ...Jump to post
After the MAX fiasco I'm quite glad to see this decision. Government oversight of airlines and manufacturers has become too lax IMO, at least here in the US. This is very different to the Max, there AF447 aircraft did not put any control inputs into the aircraft. The aircraft entered an area of sev...Jump to post
This is the final judgement of the French BEA. https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20090601-0 The BEA's final report, released at a news conference on 5 July 2012, concluded that the aircraft crashed after temporary inconsistencies between the airspeed measurements—likely due to the a...Jump to post
I ask this question because I had a pilot friend years ago who graduated from Biz jets to flying a 757 for DL and he raved about the 757 and its performance. Are there any commercial aircraft any of you have flown that you have particularly enjoyed? And this can be by any criteria you chose. Thanks.Jump to post
WN to also add RIC-DEN route in May in addition to RIC-MDW.
https://flyrichmond.com/southwest-launc ... vers-next/
Truly a sad day for many flyers. Not sure what WN got out of the deal except eliminating a competitor. WN almost immediately ditched the 717 fleet, closed many stations, and imho squandered a strong hub at ATL that Air Tran had painstakingly built up. At my home airport RIC, Air Tran had a loyal cus...Jump to post
MIflyer12 wrote:New data are posted M-F.
There's a long-running thread.
I picked up my cousin at MCO yesterday. He flew NK flight 841 from RIC to MCO. The aircraft was an A320. He said literally every seat was full. Packed. That got me to wondering how much traffic has picked up now that Covid vaccines have been widely disseminated in America. As an aside, we have many ...Jump to post
779 doesn't have the range needed for ULH routes like SIN-JFK/EWR/LAX. Capacity and range-wise, the aircraft will be the best replacement for 77W and A380. According to SimpleFlying: https://simpleflying.com/boeing-777x-routes/. It's said that If SQ's SIN-JFK/EWR route gains traction they might put...Jump to post
I think Airbus is in a good position with a rewinged A321 Neo with a half generation newer engine tech. As many have said, the existing A320 wing is now well over 30 years old and is maxed out completely. A stretched, rewinged A321 with a seating capacity between 215-250 with around 4800 nm range s...Jump to post
I think Airbus is in a good position with a rewinged A321 Neo with a half generation newer engine tech. As many have said, the existing A320 wing is now well over 30 years old and is maxed out completely. A stretched, rewinged A321 with a seating capacity between 215-250 with around 4800 nm range sh...Jump to post
If Boeing does an NMA it will have to be at least 20% more efficient than a 763 ER. And at least 5-10% more efficient than the existing A321 Neo. Otherwise, don't bother, it will not sell.Jump to post
One other thing I want to emphasize. When you talk with engineers they rarely if ever mention thermodynamics. Honestly I do not think most understand it that well, and they tend to get lost in the micro engineering details. Bottom line: The greater the temperature variance between the hot chamber an...Jump to post
Very good summary. Thanks! In jet engines colder air passes over and around a hot engine core. Core temps in jet turbines have increased about 1,000 degrees F since the early turbo jet era. Hence a huge increase in efficiency. That is why the next big breakthroughs in engine tech will be in the mat...Jump to post
It is a shame because the A 330neo is good aircraft, and I think ideally suited to the TATL market or intra-Asian regional flying. Basically anything up to about 4,000 nautical miles. But who will buy it in the current market environment? My thought would be Chinese carriers, but they have quite a f...Jump to post
Please explain the VS hookup got them invaluable slots at LHR The last slot trade between VS and DL was a return of 14 slots in June 2019, which DL had leased to VS in August 2017. Source: https://www.acl-uk.org/completed-slot-trades/?fromAirline=Virgin%20Atlantic The tie up with VS did get DL grea...Jump to post
All those public numbers should be treated with a big scoop of salt. They're marketing figures, and will be massaged to be favourable for the manufacturer's product. Operators need aircraft for specific missions and will negotiate specific performance guarantees. As I recall SQ had performance guar...Jump to post
That is also why jet engines perform less efficiently in hot conditions. Think DXB in summer when it is 45 c. The greatest volume of colder bypass air versus the hottest engine core the materials can tolerant is the ideal. Isn't that primarily due to reduced air density? Thurst is M.dot, carnot eff...Jump to post
In layman terms, where did the efficiency improvements come from in modern turbo fans? Let’s say JT9D vs RR Trent XWB. I guess I'll give this a try. :( JT9D -> Boeing 747-100 => 30% overall efficiency (~64% propulsive, ~48% motor thermodynamic) RR Trent XWB -> Airbus A350 => 40% overall efficiency ...Jump to post
Zooming out for a second, each of DL AA UA and WN were in a different situation prior to the pandemic, and what they all are doing is the logical thing to do with the cards each one has in their hand. The airline with older unique sub fleets retired them from their fleet. The airline with the newes...Jump to post
Excellent news. I hope it will be successful.Jump to post
The pandemic is not over. A thread like this might be appropriate after but we don't know whats the most successful strategy. I can tell you delta is sitting in a much better spot then AA so they don't need to be as desperate . Those airlines other routes you speak of are all temporary. They are lo...Jump to post
One thing that has not been mentioned is DL's fleet strategy, which imho is the best in the airline industry. DL has managed to keep their capex under control and make smart decisions regarding fleet replacement. Their understanding of the TPAC market fragmentation and acquiring the A359 to replace ...Jump to post
Antaras wrote:ElroyJetson wrote:Just to be precise. SGN-LAX is 7097 nm. SGN-SFO is 6800 nm. Both are within range of either the 789 or 359.
Of course, it also depends on the load factors...
Just to be precise. SGN-LAX is 7097 nm. SGN-SFO is 6800 nm. Both are within range of either the 789 or 359.Jump to post